Effect of the Elderly-related Experience of College Students on Ageism

대학생들의 노인 관련 경험이 노인 차별주의에 미치는 영향

  • 장경애 (신라대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 허성은 (신라대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2020.02.07
  • Accepted : 2020.03.20
  • Published : 2020.03.28


This study conducted a survey to investigate the effect of the elderly-related experience on ageism in college students in Busan and Ulsan area. The total score of ageism was lower in the students with the experience in living with the elderly (p<.001), taking elderly-related classes (p<.01), and volunteering for the elderly. The effect of the experience in the elderly on the emotional avoidance was significant in the students with the experience in living with the elderly (p<0.001), volunteering for the elderly(p<0.01), and taking elderly-related classes (p<0.05). The effect on ageism was significant in the students with the experience in living with the elderly (p<0.001), volunteering for the elderly (p<0.01), and taking elderly-related classes (p<0.05). Therefore, taking elderly-related classes and volunteering for elderly to build social, physical, and emotional empathy will have a positive effect on the attitudes and the point of view on the elderly.


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